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Hochul urges caution for Thanksgiving travel, as extreme winter weather forecasted
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 02:00 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Kathy Hochul urged caution ahead of Thanksgiving, as extreme winter weather is expected to impact holiday travel plans across Western New York and the North Country next week.
Kearns reminds motorists to submit vision test, as NYS DMV deadline approaches
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is reminding drivers, once again, that they are in risk of having their driver's license suspended if they fail to comply with New York State Department of Motor Vehicles vision screening policy.
State landmarks to be illuminated in green for National Runaway Prevention Month
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state landmarks be illuminated in green tonight, Nov. 16, to mark New York's participation in raising awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month. The public awareness campaign aims to shine a light on the experiences of youth who have run away or are experiencing homelessness and highlight resources available to assist these youth.
Hochul: More than $28 million for recreation and historic preservation projects
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new awards through round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative with $26.6 million awarded through the state-funded Environmental Protection Fund to support 72 projects and $2.4 million from the federally funded Recreational Trails Program for 15 projects.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to save on energy bills
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips for New Yorkers to save on energy costs this winter.
NYS: $16 million to help farms address impacts of climate change
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $16 million is being awarded through round 7 of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant to help 116 farms across the state address the impacts of climate change. The program is a part of the state's agricultural environmental management framework that is locally led by county soil and water conservation districts and participating farmers.
Heart, Love & Soul to receives $100,000
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced more than $57 million has been awarded to support 238 projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Round XIII included Empire State Development grant funds and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits, which was made available on a continuous and competitive basis to support the immediate needs of communities.
New York State Department of Labor highlights available services in honor of veterans Day
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:35 am
To commemorate Veterans Day, the New York State Department of Labor reminds veterans statewide that the agency offers a wide variety of services designed specifically to help them find a new career path.
Legislative package to provide resources and support to veterans and their families
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed seven pieces of legislation that aim to provide resources and support to veterans and their families. Her team said, "These bills build upon this administration's dedication to acknowledging the sacrifices made by veterans and ensuring they can return to their civilian lives more easily."
Hochul details first 'comprehensive overview' of crime trends across New York for 2023
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul detailed the first comprehensive overview of crime trends across New York state for 2023, highlighting a 6% decrease in violent crime outside of New York City during first six months of this year as compared to the first half of 2022.
National Family Caregivers Month: NYSOFA announces new offerings for family caregivers using free state online support portal
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
During National Family Caregivers Month, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced several new offerings for subscribers of New York's caregiving portal - a resource that is available free of charge for any person in New York providing unpaid caregiving supports to a family member or friend.
New York State Canal Corp. announces awards to upstate municipalities
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced eight upstate municipalities will receive more than $950,000 in grants through round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative.
Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on end of SAG-AFTRA strike
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following statement on Wednesday: "I am pleased to see that SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement to end the actors' strike."
Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: $5 million available to support improvements to animal shelters
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 04:00 pm
During Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $5 million is available to support animal shelters and humane societies in making critical infrastructure upgrades at New York's animal shelters.
ESD's ConnectALL office seeks public comment for state's proposals for federal BEAD funding, Digital Equity Plan
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:15 pm
Empire State Development's ConnectALL Office seeks public comment on three draft documents it said describe how New York will bridge the digital divide in the state.
Attorney general reminds New Yorkers of election protection hotline to assist voters on Election Day
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:15 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James reminded New Yorkers that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will operate its election protection hotline on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and through Wednesday, Nov. 8, to help all New Yorkers who need assistance casting their ballots.
Hochul announces full deployment of state resources to respond to extreme weather this winter season
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 12:45 pm
During Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state agencies have fully prepared all emergency response resources in advance of the upcoming winter season.
NYS landmarks to be lit purple in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:25 pm
Gov. Kathy today announced that multiple landmarks and bridges across New York will be illuminated in purple to recognize Epilepsy Awareness Month. The event aims to promote awareness of the disorder and expand services across New York.
National Family Caregivers Month: NYSOFA highlights statewide programs & tools available to help caregivers
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Every year, 4.1 million New Yorkers assume the role of caregiver at some point, providing more than 2.6 billion hours of direct, hands-on, unpaid care to loved ones. The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and its network offer many services to support unpaid caregivers who are helping New Yorkers of any age.
Hochul celebrates 50th anniversary of New York State Tuition Assistance Program, opens program application
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application is now open for applicants for the 2024-25 school year.
Following Higgins' urging, Canada announces extension of deadline for Underused Housing Tax
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the news that the government of Canada is giving owners affected by the Underused Housing Tax until April 30, 2024, to file 2022 taxes without penalties. The announcement of the extension comes days after Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Northern Border Caucus, called for a suspension of tax collection until the findings of a cost-benefit analysis and a House of Commons report are released.
NYSUT members raise over $275,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
New York State United Teachers congratulated its 174 teams who participated in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks across the state, raising over $275,000 to save lives and fund the future of cancer research, patient support and advocacy.
New York state announces applications for home heating assistance availability
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance on Tuesday announced applications for home heating assistance will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, throughout the state.
NYS Department of Agriculture: $1.2 million-plus available for community growing and food distribution programs through 2 grant programs
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 01:15 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced $1.2 million is available as part of New York state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) program.
DEC reminds outdoor enthusiasts to share the woods safely this season
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 01:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation encourages outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow safety precautions this fall and winter.
Attorney General James provides tips to protect New Yorkers from scam phone calls
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 05:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James is providing tips to New Yorkers who are receiving fraudulent calls from individuals claiming to call from banks or other institutions.
Attorney General James announces Election Day protection hotline
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 12:35 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the upcoming Nov. 7 election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 5.
State Police, local law enforcement to crackdown on impaired & reckless driving through Halloween
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 11:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced State Police and local law enforcement will be out in force through Halloween in order to crack down on impaired and reckless driving. The enforcement period begins Friday, Oct. 27, and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 31. It is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
Hochul: $5 million available for qualified NYS gun violence prevention program funding to support community-led, youth-based programs
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Department of Health, in collaboration with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, will make available $5 million in state funding for a qualified organization to support grassroots, community-based organizations that create and maintain local programming for youth in neighborhoods experiencing the highest rates of gun violence.
New York State Department of Civil Service launches phase 2 of Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement program
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
The Department of Civil Service announced the launch of phase 2 of Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP), a program that temporarily waives the civil service exam requirement for select critical health and human services titles across state agencies.
$10M available through round 1 of state's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:30 pm
As part of Farm-to-School Month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million is available through round 1 of New York's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant. The program will support projects in schools that improve meal preparation and distribution for kindergarten through grade 12 students.
Cornell expands wildfire smoke sensor coverage to every NY county
Wed, Oct 25th 2023 05:55 pm
Nearly half of all New York counties lacked real-time information to determine air quality during the wildfire smoke days this past summer. Now, a Cornell researcher is leading an effort to install air-quality sensors in 28 upstate counties where there were none.
Higgins: $360 million-plus to New York state for HEAP
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York state will receive $360,015,351 in federal funding toward the low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
New state guidance for law enforcement agencies when responding to domestic incidents
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new state guidance for police departments and sheriffs' offices when responding to domestic incidents.
UB researcher receives $3.2 million NCI grant to study impact of cannabis on immunotherapy treatments
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 01:15 pm
A University at Buffalo psychologist has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to assess how cannabis use affects patients who receive immunotherapy, a rapidly advancing treatment that helps the immune system fight cancer.
Don't let your tire pressure monitoring system leave you feeling flat
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 07:00 am
A new study by AAA found that in-vehicle tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are generally accurate, but drivers should still check their tire pressure manually. Why keep tabs on your tires? They are the only part of your car in contact with the road, and proper inflation is the key to safety and better gas mileage.
DEC encourages New Yorkers to help protect bats during 'Bat Week'
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 04:30 pm
In observance of the internationally recognized Bat Week (Oct. 24-31) to raise awareness about the critical role of bats in the environment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to refrain from visiting caves and mines during the fall and winter months.
Justice Department awards more than $16 million to support criminal justice initiatives in Western District of New York
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 02:00 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced the Justice Department has awarded grant funding to 26 municipalities, school districts and human service organizations totaling $16,440,491 to support criminal justice initiatives across the Western District of New York.
DEC to lead multiagency effort to investigate bottle bill fraud
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a statewide multiagency effort to help prevent what it called "returnable container schemes that defraud the state of millions of dollars each year.
New York representatives announce approval of regional tech hub designation
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
On Monday, Congress members Joe Morelle, Brian Higgins, Nick Langworthy, Marc Molinaro, Claudia Tenney and Brandon Williams announced approval of the New York Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research Technology Innovation Corridor (NY SMART I-Corridor) application for the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) program.
 

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